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Federal Court Blocks Four Arkansas Anti-Abortion Laws Hours After They Took Effect

In response to litigation from the ACLU and the Center for Reproductive Rights, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas issued an order blocking four anti-abortion laws in Arkansas hours after they [...]

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Arkansas Health Care Providers File Emergency Request to Block Anti-Abortion Laws

The ACLU and the Center for Reproductive Rights filed for emergency relief to block four anti-abortion laws from taking effect as early as tomorrow in Arkansas. The action comes after the Eighth Circuit Court of [...]

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Federal Appeals Court Denies Rehearing in Case Challenging Arkansas Abortion Restrictions

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals denied today the ACLU and the Center for Reproductive Rights’ request for en banc rehearing of an August 2020 decision that paved the way for Arkansas abortion restrictions to [...]

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Leading on Normative Development at the UN Human Rights Council

The Center extensively engages at the Human Rights Council to amplify the voices and priorities of our national partners at the global level and to ensure that the strongest human rights standards, including those pertaining [...]

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The Right to Life Under International Human Rights Law

The UN Human Rights Committee, which monitors state compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, ratified by 173 countries, issued a General Comment to states on the interpretation of Article 6 of [...]

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Ecuador’s President Issues Public Apology for Human Rights Violations of 16-Year-Old Girl on Behalf of the State

Today, President Lenín Moreno of Ecuador, on behalf of the State of Ecuador, held a public act of recognition of responsibility for the sexual violence suffered by teenager Paola Guzmán Albarracín that led her to suicide nearly two decades ago.   [...]

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Ecuador Ofreció Disculpas Públicas por la Violencia que Vivió Paola Guzmán Albarracín

Este 9 de diciembre, Petita Albarracín ha logrado que el Estado ecuatoriano reconozca su responsabilidad y le pida disculpas públicas por no haber protegido a su hija Paola Guzmán Albarracín de la violencia sexual que [...]

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Submission to OHCHR on systemic racism and the connections between police violence and reproductive rights violations against Black women

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Court Lets Part of Tennessee Abortion Ban Take Effect

Law banning abortion if sought for reasons related to Down syndrome, race, or gender will take effect in Tennessee Today, a 6th Circuit Court of Appeals panel granted a request from the state of Tennessee, [...]

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Submission to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Briefing on Maternal Health Disparities

The Center's written testimony to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, submitted Nov. 13, 2020, discusses the real-life impacts of racial bias and discrimination in U.S. maternal health care; describes the U.S. government’s obligations to [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on the Election of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. as the 46th President of the United States

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on the election of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. as the 46th President of the United States Statement of Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights:  The [...]

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International Solidarity with Women and Peaceful Protestors in Poland

As organizations committed to the advancement of human rights and gender equality, we stand in solidarity with all those in Poland who for the last week have peacefully protested against the politicized attack on women’s [...]

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